There is no "rule" when an inmate might be offered a furlough. They tend to get approved for a weekend pass to an approved home a few weeks before they are actually released
The answer is "sometimes". Depending on the length of the sentence, the type of crime, the level of custody and then there is the logistics for movement. If this were to be granted, the inmate might have to bear the cost of travel and to have officers accompany them.
You will need to contact the chaplain, your inmate's counselor and then finally the warden (who make the final decision). If your depiction of your inmate is exactly as you describe, there is a very good chance that you can coax a furlough out of the warden. The minimum custody level give him the absolute best chance. Just start with the chaplain and they will give you your best path as they know the inner-workings of the facility he works...Read more
It is our understanding that the penal system has no problem taking pregnant women into custody. Upon the time for birth, they will transport the inmate to a nearby hospital (medical furlough) for the delivery. Once the baby is delivered, there would be some prearrangement whereby a relative would take care of the newborn.
Inmates on work release are still property of the system and are not afforded furloughs unless they are specifically granted them. "Going home" is considered an escape unless there is an approved furlough in place.
Generally, it is easier to get a furlough from the halfway house than from the prison itself. halfway house is a transitional time where the inmate is given small time periods to go home and be with their family, find a job or go to religious services. A furlough is an authorized absence from an institution by an inmate who is not under escort of a staff member, a US Marshal, other federal or state agent. Furloughs are a privilege, not...Read more
A furlough is not a right but a privilege granted a federal prison inmate under prescribed conditions. It is not a reward for good behavior, or a means to shorten a criminal sentence. A furlough is defined as “an authorized absence from a federal prison by an inmate who is not under escort of a staff member, U.S. Marshal, or state or federal agents”. Getting a furlough approved is a long shot, but not impossible. It doesn't happen often but...Read more